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State in Eastern India

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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is an Indian state located in the eastern region of the country along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. It has an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.


Burdwan- Durgapur Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: BJP's SS Ahluwalia edges past Mamtaz Sanghamita

Who will win Burdwan-Durgapur?
DNA - Published

Barrackpur Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: BJP's Arjun Singh wins against 'mentor' TMC's Dinesh Trivedi

Barrackpur likely to be a nail bitter.
DNA - Published

Videos for West Bengal

India's poll body cuts short campaigning in Bengal after violence [Video]India's poll body cuts short campaigning in Bengal after violence

Violence has broken out during campaigning ahead of India's seventh and final round of voting this weekend.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years [Video]Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

The strong cyclone is expected to weaken as it moves to West Bengal and Meghalaya state and then on to Bangladesh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published


Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: BJP's massive inroads jolt TMC, destroys Left

Sweet Beginnings: Party claims 18 out of 42 seats in Bengal, CPM draws a blank
DNA - Published

Amid fear of clashes, Kolkata streets empty out by evening

Streets in the metropolis emptied by early Thursday evening amid fear of clashes as election trends poured in with the ruling Trinamool Congress and the surging BJP locked in a neck and neck battle for..
DNA - Published

Murshidabad Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Abu Taher wins with a comprehensive margin

Who will finally prevail in four-way fight
DNA - Published

Hooghly Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: BJP's Locket Chatterjee wins against TMC's Ratna Dey Nag

Who will win Hooghly?
DNA - Published

Sreerampur Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Kalyan Banerjee wins by 98 thousand votes

Who will win Sreerampore
DNA - Published

Mathurapur Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's CM Jatua leading against BJP's Shyamaprasad Haldar

Who will win battle for Mathurapur?
DNA - Published

Krishnanagar Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Mahua Moitra surges ahead of BJP's Kalyan Chaubey

Who will win in Krishanagar?
DNA - Published

Bardhaman Purba Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Sunil Kumar Mandal well ahead

Who is winning Bardhaman Purba?
DNA - Published

Birbhum Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Satabdi Roy comfortably ahead

Who will win Birbhum?
DNA - Published

Yechury takes responsibility for CPM's poor poll show

Speaking at a press conference here after the trends showed that the Left Front was virtually routed in its bastions of Kerala and West Bengal, Yechury said it was time for the entire opposition to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Crumbling Left, depleted Cong help saffron surge in Mamata's Bengal

BJP's sharp focus on the state, and efforts of PM Modi and Amit Shah seem to be paying the desired dividends. The party has increased its vote share to nearly 40% from just 17% in 2014. The Left, that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls: BJP storming back to power comfortably, makes good gains in West Bengal

The ruling BJP appeared to be storming back to power with a comfortable majority on its own for the second consecutive time and is set to cross the 300-mark along with its allies in the Lok Sabha.
DNA - Published

Bengal sees saffron surge, Mamata congratulates winners

West Bengal seems to be headed for a saffron surge, with the BJP leading in 19 seats and the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) ahead in 22 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP workers celebrate as trends favour party in Bengal

IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal assembly bypolls: Saffron surge continues as BJP ahead in 4 out of 8 seats

BJP continues to impress
DNA - Published

BJP hopes to perform well in Kerala next time

The BJP was on its way to a landslide victory on Thursday with leads in 292 seats, showing major gains in Odisha and West Bengal but a nought in Kerala, prompting leaders to say they will redouble..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: TMC ahead in 25 seats, BJP in 16 seats

IndiaTimes - Published

Ranaghat Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: BJP's Jagannath Sarkar ahead of TMC's Rupali Biswas

Who will win Ranaghat?
DNA - Published

Cooch Behar Lok Sabha poll results 2019 Bengal: BJP's Nisith Pramanik and TMC's Paresh Chandra Adhikary in close contest

Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency voted in the first phase of the general elections on April 11. Here's how the candidates fared
DNA - Published

Alipurduars Lok Sabha Lok Sabha poll results 2019 Bengal: BJP's John Barla takes massive lead

Who is winning battle for Alipurduars?
DNA - Published

Asansol Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: BJP's Babul Supriyo ahead by huge margin against Moon Moon Sen

Who will win Asansol?
DNA - Published

Balurghat Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: Sukantu Mazumdar of BJP ahead of Arpita Ghosh

Who is winning Balurghat?
DNA - Published

West Bengal: Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol, Locket

Union minister Babul Supriyo of the BJP is leading by 3448 votes against Moon Moon Sen of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) from Asansol Lok Sabha seat, as per initial Election Commission trends. In..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP makes deep inroads in West Bengal, ahead in 7 seats

BJP has succeeded in making deep inroads into newer territories in the state. It has taken early leads in the North Bengal seats of Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The parties are..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Bijoy Chandra Barman vs BJP's Jayanta Ray

Who is winning Jalpaiguri?
DNA - Published

Kolkata Uttar (North) Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Sudip Bandyopadhyay vs BJP's Rahul Sinha

Will Sudip Bandyopadhyay score a hattrick.
DNA - Published

Guard against violence, MHA advises states

The central security agencies have received inputs that some organisations and individuals, particularly in UP, West Bengal, Bihar and Tripura, have given statements which may lead to violence and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Election Commision to deploy additional 200 CAPF coys for counting in West Bengal

A tight three-tier security layer has been laid out during the counting process. Section 144 Cr PC has been imposed in a 100-metre radius of counting venues, while the innermost security layer is being..
DNA - Published

SC grants protection from arrest till May 28 to BJP candidate from Barrackpore LS seat

The Supreme Court Wednesday granted protection from arrest till May 28 to Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore constituency in West Bengal, in criminal cases lodged against him by the state..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

SC agrees to hear BJP candidate's plea seeking protection from arrest

A vacation bench comprising Arun Mishra and M R Shah took note of the submissions of BJP leader Arjun Singh that he be granted protection from arrest as he wanted to be present during counting of votes..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lawyers’ strike in West Bengal: SC terms situation ‘extraordinary’

IndiaTimes - Published

CPI(M) demands repolling in Bengal's Diamond Harbour, alleges 'large-scale irregularities'

In his letter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the scale of irregularities were such that the EC should invoke Article 324 of the Constitution. Article..
IndiaTimes - Published

5 BJP men attacked by TMC workers in West Bengal's Cooch Behar

IndiaTimes - Published

SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of observers for Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal

IndiaTimes - Published

Violence continues in Bengal: Clashes erupt in Cooch Behar, 3 BJP workers suffer bullet injuries

Three BJP workers suffered bullet injuries during the clash while two others were rushed to the hospital.
DNA - Published

Election Commission gets plea for re-poll in West Bengal

Cases of large-scale violence were reported from many parliamentary constituencies across Bengal in the seventh phase
DNA - Published

Undaunted by exit polls, Chandrababu Naidu continues unity bid

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee . The two leaders discussed opposition strategy. Naidu’s initiative is being seen as a bid to keep the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata ex-top cop seeks SC protection against CBI arrest

Rajiv Kumar’s counsel Astha Sharma told a vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna on Monday that the former Kolkata police commissioner had not been able to avail legal..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naidu meets Mamata, top opposition leaders to huddle Tuesday to decide post-result strategy

As part of his efforts to unite the opposition, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, at her Kolkata..
DNA - Published

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